Category: Home improvement


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Home Improvement | 4-H Youth Development

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Have fun learning how to design your space while being kind to the environment. If you are interested in creating a new color scheme, selecting new accessories for a room, or choosing new floor and window covers, this is the project for you.

  • Master the elements and principles of design to make your house a home
  • Plan home living spaces in keeping with the needs of family members
  • Develop your skill in caring for home furnishings and accessories
  • Explore opportunities for environmentally friendly choices in your home

Ideas for Project Area Learning!

  • Uncover and compare costs to design and accessorize your space
  • Practice choosing wall treatments, window coverings, and floors
  • Discover how paint, wall treatments, flooring, and window coverings create different effects in a room
  • Plan your space using needs, wants, and timelines to make choices
  • Create design boards to visualize living spaces
  • Coordinate fabrics and patterns
  • Experiment with the
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Home-improvement projects a ‘bright spot’ in economy during pandemic


Rebuilding America: Metro Phoenix has seen more people doing DIY and other home improvements, creating an economic ‘bright spot’ during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For years, Guadalupe resident Carlos Valencia had the desire to expand his home improvement skills.

But until the new coronavirus pandemic forced him to work from home — and to limit contact with those outside of his family — he never had the time. 

“When my father-in-law first moved to north Phoenix (two years ago), I’d told him, ‘If you guys are ever going to do any projects, I’m more than willing to help,'” said Valencia. “The last couple weekends, we’ve finally been doing it.” 

The pair has started an ambitious patio project, which will require woodworking, masonry and roofing skills, among others. Valencia said he’s invested in new equipment and supplies, making frequent, masked trips to Lowe’s — and one socially distanced home visit to

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Home improvement’s ‘new normal’ amid coronavirus


Home improvement companies are only doing a fraction of their normal workload and are dealing with customers who don’t wanted them inside their homes despite taking safety precautions against spreading the coronavirus. 4/1/20

Delaware News Journal

In the 14 years Marcin Jodko has been in the home improvement business, he has never seen anything quite like the coronavirus pandemic.

He never expected to be turned away by his customers, who fear having someone potentially infecting their family with the virus. He never expected that he would be working only about 20% of the jobs he normally would be this time of year.

Yet, this is exactly what he is doing. 

The home improvement industry and all those who depend on it have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, here in Delaware and across the country. Not only has business gone down as social distancing measures make people more

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Home improvement fills time for Greenville residents amid coronavirus



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This story is part of a series begun by USA TODAY capturing what America looks like as state economies slowly reopen. The “Rebuilding America” project examines what consumers can expect in key drivers of SC commerce.

With the coronavirus outbreak closing schools, workplaces and recreational activities, people have been stuck at home trying to fill the hours and many in Greenville County have either picked up a hammer or the phone to call in contractors for home improvement projects.

The result has been increased business at home improvement stores and steady business for Upstate contractors. 

DIY projects fill time for homeowners

Fountain Inn’s Billy Anderson, Jr. is among the many Upstate residents who have been looking for ways to fill the time since the coronavirus has kept him stuck at home.

“Not having something to do is driving me crazy, so

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Home improvement has seen a surge with everyone stuck at home


Home improvement companies have seen a bit of a coronavirus bump, with some people seeing a good opportunity to get work done around the house, either DIY or by calling in the pros. 

Anna Moss, marketing manager for Merrell Home Improvement, said she’s seen an increase in business in the past few months.  

“We have a lot of people spending time at home and thinking about the projects they can get done while they have the time,” she said. “Or they have money they were going to spend on a vacation … and they decided to put it into something in their home.” 

Lately, their customer calls included a lot of outdoor space renovations to enjoy while everybody is stuck at home. During the pandemic, people have called about new decks, screen doors and or porches. 

During the safer-at-home orders, Merrell was only doing outdoor services, to keep their

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Discount home improvement store opening in Pensacola on West Navy

Jake Newby, Pensacola News Journal
Published 6:00 a.m. CT May 7, 2020


Pensacola will soon be the second home of a popular Milton home improvement store. 

Bob Hanley is planning a soft opening Saturday for HBM, his discounted home improvement retail store. HBM will open at 3840 W. Navy Blvd inside of an approximate 5,000 square-foot space.

The HBM on Highway 90 in Milton will no longer be the only store of its kind come Saturday, when the local business owner opens a second HBM on West Navy Boulevard. (Photo: Courtesy of Cindy Hanley)

Hanley said he’s already filling the building from wall to wall with name brand pressure washers, blowers, grills, appliances and more. 

He sells tools, equipment and supplies for homes and businesses. 

“Anything you would find at any hardware store or large improvement store, we have here,” Hanley said. “Eighty percent or more would be Home

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7 Types of Home Projects to Avoid During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Quarantine means spending way more time at home—and for some people, that also means noticing everything you want to change about your space. But is now a good time to take on a major renovation project?

Probably not, experts say.

“If you’re not already in the middle of a renovation, I don’t think right now is the time to start a big project,” says Katie Kurtz, a real estate agent in Minneapolis and home design blogger at Adorned Homes. “You could get into the middle of it and realize you need help with it, and you’re probably not going to be able to find anyone to come in.”

In compliance with social distancing guidelines, many contractors are limiting the number of people on work sites, which means projects are taking longer than usual, Kurtz says.

But even DIY projects come with challenges during a pandemic.

“Most stores only allow

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Breakwater Bay Kingon 48″ Single Bathroom Vanity Set & Reviews

This bathroom vanity set includes a cabinet with soft close doors & drawers, marble countertop, and single undermount ceramic sink. All vanities come fully assembled by the manufacturer, with countertop & sink pre-installed. Please note that due to the natural characteristics of the stone, the color and/or pattern of each countertop may vary from the pictures. No two slabs of marble are the same! The countertop is 100% natural marble imported from Italy. The frame, doors, and drawers are 100% solid birch wood give the drawer interiors a natural finish so that you can see exactly what they’re made of.

What’s Included?

  • Sink
  • Cabinet Handles
  • Drain Assembly
  • Faucet
  • Mirror
  • Backsplash
  • P-Trap
  • Mounting Bracket

Product Details

  • Top Material (Carrara Marble Top Finish): Marble
  • Top Material (Quartz Top Finish): Quartz
  • Base Material: Solid + Manufactured Wood
  • Mounting: Free-standing
  • Adult Assembly Required: No

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